Join our Free Stockholm’s Landmark Tour – Old City for an unforgettable walk around the Swedish capital, and travel through its 800-hundred-year-old history from a small Viking settlement to the actual “Venice of the Baltics,” a modern paradise full of culture, nature and sustainability.
Explore the narrow and cozy streets surrounding St. Nicholas Cathedral, built in Brick Gothic-style by Duke Birger Jarl in the 13th century, who is also attributed to being the founder of the city. Marvel at the spectacular Baroque-style Royal Palace inaugurated in the 18th century, and picture yourself in one of its 1,430 royal rooms. Discover the secrets behind one of Sweden’s most prestigious landmark: The Nobel Prize Museum, opened in 2001 and one of the country’s must-see attractions. Be amazed with the contemporary architecture which makes Stockholm a perfect mix of the old and the new, the traditional and the Avant-garde, the past, the present, and the future.
Approach Swedish culture through its compelling narrative: Its anecdotes and legends, tales of Vikings and kings from the past. Understand why the German heritage has such an important impact on the country’s language, culture and history. Hear the dark story of how the neighbouring Danish king, Christian the Tyrant, executed 82 innocent souls, mostly all noblemen and man of the clergy, whilst you walk around the same place this Bloodbath took place: Stortorget, the city’s Main Square.
On our Free Stockholm’s Landmark Tour – Old City you will get to know the ins and outs of the stylish Swedish capital. You will understand why Swedish society is considered one of the most advanced in the world, and you will fall in love with a city that has thrived in challenging conditions, or perhaps, due to challenging conditions.
*The Changing of the Guard is every day at 12:15 p.m. and Sundays at 1:15 p.m. with performances by the Royal Band, so expect more people around these times.